ERIC Number: ED216987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Women's Legal Rights in Alaska. Reprint.
Tatter, Sue Ellen; Saville, Sandra K.
This publication is intended to help women in Alaska learn about their legal rights. Some of the information is of a general nature and will be of interest to women in other states. Some of the laws and resources are relevant to Alaska only. The publication can serve as a model to other states wanting to develop a resource to inform women about their legal rights. The law concerning women's rights is not just one rule written in the law books. It is a combination of constitutional provisions, court decisions, laws passed by the state, federal, and local legislators, and regulations passed by government agencies. All of these are discussed in the publication concerning the following topics: employment; credit; criminal law and violence against women; inheritance; names, name changes, and birth certificates; involuntary commitment; adoption; childbearing decisions; parent and child; marriage and marriage-type partnerships; divorce and dissolution; and public assistance. The publication concludes with a glossary of legal definitions and a resource directory. (RM)
Descriptors: Adoption, Court Litigation, Credit (Finance), Criminal Law, Definitions, Divorce, Employment, Federal Legislation, Feminism, Laws, Legal Aid, Marriage, Models, Organizations (Groups), Parent Child Relationship, State Legislation
Alaska Commission on the Status of Women, 338 Denali Street, Suite 850, Anchorage, AK 99501 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on the Status of Women, Anchorage.